Cancers and Poultry Products

Red meats have always been implicated in colorectal and other cancers.

New statistical analysis of UK data finds poultry consumption associated with melanomas,  non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and prostate cancers.

Now to revise one’s diet…

MEAT INTAKE AND CANCER RISK: PROSPECTIVE ANALYSES IN UK BIOBANK
A Knuppel*
J Epidemiol Community Health 2019;73(Suppl 1):A15
https://jech.bmj.com/content/73/Suppl_1/A15.1

  • 1/2 million UK database
  • ages 37-73
  • 1.1 years followup –  23,117 cancers
  • “Red meat intake was positively associated with colorectal cancer (Hazard ratio (HR) per 50 g/day increment in intake 1.20, 95% Confidence Interval (CI) 1.02–1.41), breast cancer (1.13, 1.01–1.27) and prostate cancer (1.14, 1.00–1.29). “
  • “Processed meat intake was positively associated with risk for colorectal cancer (HR per 20 g/day increment in intake 1.16, 95% CI 1.04–1.30). “
  • “Poultry intake was positively associated with risk for malignant melanoma (HR per 30 g/day increment in intake 1.20, 95% CI 1.00–1.44), prostate cancer (1.11, 1.02–1.22) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (1.26, 1.03–1.55).”

Comment – sticking to a poultry rich Mediterranean diet might not be as beneficial as one might think…

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